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Nose strip made from ear cartilage. Had nasal septum surgery. Trouble breathing in sleep, swollen glands. Advice?

just had nasal septum surgery + cartilage taken from ear and put in nose as a "nose strip". Having trouble breathing when sleeping - on recovery day 3, slept total of 3 hours in 3 days. Left side of neck where ear cartilage taken is swollen, gland in neck swollen annd throbbing, neck feels like blood being cut off when laying down and feelsl ike choking then i jump awake. also choking when breathing goes on autopilot and jumping awake. spitting a lot of mucous.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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it will take time to heal the portions as the surgical wounds sloly heal and take 2-3 week
as these are open exposed to air can take time to heal
you can add medicines according to the symptomps like analesics antibiotics and antiallergic to reduce mucus
sea water 2 drops at night each nose to clear the mucus
can apply local ontment in septal areas
postionalprefrences where you feel confirtable
can use antianxiety tab for sleep
all these are common after surgery
Answered: Sat, 6 Jul 2013
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